Elaine Wissink: 1949 ~ 2016


Elaine D. (Woody) Wissink died Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at her Three Rivers home. She was 66.  

Elaine was born September 22, 1949, in Lindsay, Calif., to Gerald and Ruth (Adams) Woody. Elaine attended schools in Strathmore and Lindsay; she graduated from Lindsay High School.  

On February 14, 1969, Elaine married Gary Wissink in Las Vegas. She worked as a cosmetologist for many years, then later was a secretary with the Panama-Buena Vista Union School District in Bakersfield.  

Elaine is a longtime cancer survivor. She and Gary have lived in Three Rivers for eight years.  

In addition to her husband of nearly 47 years, Gary of Three Rivers, Elaine is survived by her two sons, Ryan Wissink and wife Dena of Fresno and Russell Wissink and wife Lisa of San Francisco; her father, Gerald Woody, of Three Rivers; one brother, Ronnie Woody, and wife MaryLou of Clovis; her two grandchildren, Rieley and Remi Wissink of Fresno; and her granddog, PJ.

At Elaine’s request, there will be no service. Burial will be in the San Joaquin National Cemetery in Gustine.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 300 North Willis Street, Visalia, CA 93291.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.evansmillerguinnchapel.com.

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